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Tuesday 4 June 2019

Gaston de Latenay's drypoint, “La Mare”, late 1800s

Gaston de Latenay (1859–1943)

“La Mare” (The Pond) as inscribed in pencil on sheet (lower left corner), late 1800s, from an edition of 50 pencil-signed impressions with margins as published (with deckle edges).
Drypoint with light plate tone printed in bistre coloured ink on fine ivory-coloured laid paper, hand-signed in pencil (lower right) and numbered “4” in an edition of 50 (lower left).
Size: (sheet) 44.5 x 32.5 cm; (plate) 29.8 x 26.4 cm.
Inscribed on plate at lower left corner: “[G] DE LATENAY”
Inscribed in pencil in margin below the platemark: (left) 4/50”; (right) [artist’s signature]; (on lower edge of sheet at left) “La Mare”

This is the second print by Latenay that I have listed. The previous print is a hand-signed proof, “La Mer Sauvage”, see:

For those interested in this artist’s work, Art of the Print offers insightful descriptions of two other prints by Latenay:

Condition: richly inked and well-printed impression with generous margins (as published), signed in the plate and in pencil along with the edition number (4/50). The sheet is in very good condition for its age (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing).

I am selling this strong pencil-signed drypoint showcasing the artist’s skill in capturing the effects of intense light and spatial depth, for AU$280 (currently US$195.52/EUR173.48/GBP154.27 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this visually arresting etching that has (to my eyes) clear connections with the Impressionists’ landscapes of the time that it was executed, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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